The Payments’ Week 5 recreation towards the Tennessee Titans was pushed from Sunday afternoon to Tuesday (7 p.m. ET, CBS), a byproduct of the Titans registering three positive COVID-19 tests in a two-day span. And the NFL formally moved the Payments’ Week 6 recreation towards the Kansas City Chiefs — initially scheduled for Thursday Night time Soccer — to Monday (5 p.m. ET, Fox).
Payments gamers have been saved in limbo all through the previous week, having to regulate their follow schedule after initially making ready to play Sunday.
“We’re probably not certain what is going on on. Truthfully, we’re clueless in regards to the scenario developing,” Payments security Micah Hyde mentioned after Thursday’s follow. “We wish to play. … If it must be Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday, we’ll be ready.”
Hyde, who spoke hours earlier than the league moved the Payments-Titans recreation to Tuesday, mentioned he did not notice suspending video games was a chance throughout the NFL’s protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic. Everybody throughout the Payments’ group is nicely conscious now. To regulate for the Tuesday recreation, the Payments canceled Friday’s follow and labored out as an alternative on Saturday and Sunday.
After Tuesday’s game is played, Buffalo will get six days to arrange for the Chiefs (4-1), twice as many as it might have with its unique schedule. Following the Chiefs recreation, the Payments will get one other brief week, this time going through the winless New York Jets on Oct. 25.
From there, they are going to face the New England Patriots — who needed to shut down their facility final week after a number of optimistic COVID-19 exams — the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals earlier than their bye in Week 11.
The Payments are doing their greatest to maintain their tunnel imaginative and prescient on the sport forward of them, at the same time as the specter of suspending video games — and shedding recreation checks — lingers.
“We knew adversity was going to hit,” Payments offensive lineman Cody Ford mentioned. “We’re simply going to take it day-to-day and give attention to this week solely.
“I do not know anyone who desires to lose cash due to one thing that they could not management. It is a type of issues the place we will solely management what we will management. It could harm to not receives a commission, however I’d moderately be wholesome than be wealthy.”